A big week for NASAs newest astronaut candidates chosen from more 6-thousand applicants, the group of eight arrived at Johnson Space Center to begin training for future missions and were introduced to the media during a news conference with Administrator Charlie Bolden.
Charlie Bolden, NASA Adminstrator:These new astronauts were introducing today are critical to achieving our ambitious goals. They will help us to continue to lead the world in exploration.
NASA (Dec. 20, 2013) In 2013, NASA helped transform access to low Earth orbit even as one of our venerable spacecraft reached the boundaries of the solar system and we moved ahead on technologies that will help us ... watch video
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NASA's TDRS-L satellite launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas rocket January 23, from Cape Canaveral Air Force ... watch video
AFP (Aug. 6, 2013) The first anniversary of the suspenseful "sky crane" landing of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on the Red Planet is celebrated at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California on August 5, ... watch video
NASA (May 29, 2014) The This Week At NASA crew is on a short mid-year hiatus, – but we thought we’d leave you with a quick look back at some of the big and exciting news featured so far in 2014 on This ... watch video
NASA (Jan. 11, 2013) Officials from NASA and the Commercial Crew Program partners discuss the program's progress; Feb. 11 is the scheduled launch date for the Landsat mission from California; and more news from the week ... watch video
AP (Sep. 1, 2014) NASA reported the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, on August 24th. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun. (Sept. 1)
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July 21, 2016 Fifty years ago Captain Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise began their journey into space -- the final frontier. Now, as the newest Star Trek film hits cinemas, the ... read more
July 21, 2016 Normally computers speed up calculations. But with his new pen-and-paper formula, a researcher gets his results thousands of times faster than using conventional computer codes. The astrophysicist ... read more
July 19, 2016 Two astronomers -- with the help of Twitter--have uncovered the strongest evidence yet that an enormous X-shaped structure made of stars lies within the central bulge of the ... read more
July 18, 2016 Scientists report the largest haul of confirmed planets - tallying more than a hundred -- since NASA's Kepler space telescope switched from staring into one patch of sky to ... read more
July 14, 2016 After analyzing four years of Kepler space telescope observations, astronomers have given us our clearest understanding yet of a class of exoplanets called 'Warm Jupiters,' ... read more
July 14, 2016 A team of hundreds of physicists and astronomers has announced results from the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies. The team constructed this map to make ... read more
Sep. 17, 2014 U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The agency ... read more
June 11, 2014 NASA is returning to the bottom of the ocean. Twice this summer, aquanauts participating in the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) will conduct activities on the ocean floor that ... read more
Aug. 28, 2012 For the first time in history, a recorded song has been beamed back to Earth from another planet. Students, special guests and news media gathered at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in ... read more
May 25, 2012 The International Space Station's Expedition 31 crew grappled and attached SpaceX's Dragon capsule to the space station Friday (May 25, 2012). This is the first time a commercial company ... read more